Effective November 19, 2019
What is a cookie?
A “cookie” is a small text or image file that is passed from a website to your computer and is automatically stored by your internet browser on your local hard drive (e.g. Safari, Google Chrome etc.) when you visit a website. Cookie files store information about your visit to the website, such as the time and date and pages viewed, along with other information such as your preferences or your device identification information. When you request more pages from the web server, your internet browser sends the cookie back to the server and so forth. In this way, cookies can serve a very useful purpose in allowing users to customize their preferences on our Sites and App without the need to re-enter the same information on each subsequent visit. Cookies also allow us to better understand how our users access and navigate our Sites and App so that we can design and build a better experience for you.
Cookies can be classified as either “First Party Cookies” or “Third Party Cookies”. First Party Cookies are placed on your internet browser by MEC. Third Party Cookies are placed on your device by another party when you visit our website (e.g. MEC uses Google Analytics to better understand how our website is being used and a Google Analytics’ cookie would be placed on your internet browser), or by one of our business partners so that they can advertise products and services to you when you are on our website or on other non-MEC websites on the internet. MEC is not able to access Third Party Cookies, and third parties are unable to access data in the First Party Cookies we use on our website.
At MEC we respect your right to privacy. At any time, you can delete any First Party cookies that are already on your computer or First Party cookies, however, please note that your experience on our website and your ability to purchase products may be impacted. To delete cookies or initiate “Do Not Track” signals on your browser, you can refer to your internet browser’s “Help” guide in the browser menu to walk through the specific requirements. You can find more information about cookies, how to control your cookie preferences and how to delete cookies at www.aboutcookies.org
Overview of cookies on MEC’S website
On our website, we use the following cookies that are either necessary for website functionality or are used to provide you with a better user experience and enhanced website performance.
We place cookies on your internet browser to ensure the MEC website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. You must accept these necessary First Party Cookies to be able to make use of our website.
We use a number of tools that monitor visitor behaviour on our website to help us improve our information and services, including the performance of the website and your experience as you browse and make purchases. These cookies provide us with information such as how many visitors use our website, the pages that visitors frequent most often, and how visitors use our website. They may be either First- or Third-Party Cookies.
These cookies enable our website to recognize you when you access our website and provide you with enhanced functionality and personalization such as providing you with live chat functions. They may be set by us (First Party Cookies) or by third party providers (Third Party Cookies) whose services we have added to our pages.
These cookies may be set through our website by our advertising partners (Third Party Cookies). They may be used by third party advertising partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on their websites. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising and a less personalized experience with content and products.
Here are the different options when it comes to managing your cookies. Accept, refuse or delete. If you choose to delete or refuse to accept cookies, then some or all functions on our website and apps may not be available. You can configure settings to manage and delete cookies in your internet browser of choice:
- Manage cookie settings in Chromeand Chrome Android and Chrome iOS
- Manage cookie settings in Safariand Safari iOS
- Manage cookie settings in Firefox
- Manage cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Manage cookie settings in Opera
Mountain Equipment Co-op – Privacy Officer
1077 Great Northern Way
Vancouver, BC Canada V5T 1E1
Tel: (604) 707-3300